Cardi B Raps Lines of Bodak Yellow in her best ASMR Voice

The original got you hyped but this version of Bodak Yellow will leave you tingly all over. Cardi B caters to all her fans, even the niche communities on the internet. During an interview with Charlie Sloth on Radio 1, she talked about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and gave fans of the phenomenon a taste of Bodak Yellow in that style. If you’re unfamiliar…

Radio 1’s DJ Semtex Premieres Reppatwa’s Before I Begin

The London emcee receives major radio coverage for the first single from his debut album, In The Name Of Reps. It’s not everyday you get props from a Radio 1 DJ but that’s precisely what happened to Sampleface fave Reppatwa when DJ Semtex premiered the first single of his debut LP. Before I Begin appeared on Semtex’s 1Xtra show a few weeks ago and sees…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: The New Sound Of Music (1979)

Charting the development of electronic music up until the 70s, BBC documentary The New Sound Of Music is our Saturday Matinée feature. It’s strange to think that synthesizers, some of them now the size of your hand, were monstrous machines that you needed a house to fit them in and the price of a mortgage to afford. Back then, these contraptions were state of the art…

BBC Radio 4: The Art Of The Loop

BBC Radio 4’s The Art Of The Loop, presented by Matthew Herbert, essential listening for all you Sampleface readers. Firstly, you’ll have to be really quick on this one because it is coming off BBC iPlayer tomorrow. I was really surprised when my Dad of all people found this, so thank him! In his own words, “I’m not even into your scene and don’t know…

And The World’s Most Sampled Song Is…

BBC’s DJ Roger Johnson talks about what is claimed to be the world’s most sampled song – Change the Beat by Fab 5 Freddy on Radio 4’s Today programme. I’ll admit this came as something of a surprise. On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme broadcasted on 21st February, DJ Roger Johnson discussed the world’s most sampled song and it might not be what you’d expect…

Black Music On British Radio: Is There Now More Choice?

Guest writer Ashton James Brown aka Ashterisk the Beat Reaper addresses black music representation on British radio and asks whether we have more choice. When I happened upon the news that Choice FM had been rebranded as Capital XTRA, my thoughts on the matter were initially geared towards disgust. Choice FM was more than just a name; it was a brand that resonated with many Black…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: When Albums Ruled the World (Documentary)

When Albums Ruled The World is a BBC documentary looking back at a time when music wasn’t so disposable and downloads didn’t exist. Technology in music has revolutionised the way we make and play music but a certain “essence” has been lost. You could theoretically stream an downloaded track from a cloud without having picked up the CD/vinyl, looked through the liner notes or even seen…